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MSW Program Goals

The School's curriculum is designed to operationalize the Advanced Generalist perspective by fostering an integration of theory and practice.  Through this educational experience, students acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills in order to achieve a higher level of personal growth and professional competence, grounded in social work values and ethics.  These goals are addressed through a carefully devised and systematic structure of courses in social work practice, human behavior and the social environment, social welfare policy and services, social research, and field education, as well as through the relationships established with faculty and peers. 
The goals for the MSW Advanced Generalist Program are:

  1. To award the graduate degree to individuals who are not only skilled practitioners but also capable of assuming leadership and scholarly professional roles in the community, region, state, national and global communities.
  2. To contribute to the ongoing development of professional social work knowledge and practice through research and scholarly inquiry that employ state-of-the-art technology.
  3. To maximize the strengths and assets within local, regional, statewide, national and international social welfare and human services communities through direct participation in organizing, leading and participating in effective capacity building and social political action activities.